Elastography can differentiate cervical lymph nodes March 14, 2017 -- An ultrasound shear-wave elastography technique can effectively differentiate between metastatic and nonmetastatic cervical lymph nodes, according to preliminary research published in the March issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Analogic to restructure ultrasound business March 8, 2017 -- Analogic has announced plans to restructure its ultrasound business in the wake of persistent declining revenue in the first six months of its fiscal 2017. The company said it will close a Canadian facility and consolidate its operations with two other sites.
ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Christiane Nyhsen on ultrasound cross-infection March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - Ultrasound scans are a major potential source of nosocomial infections and cross-infection. The European Society of Radiology's Working Group on Ultrasound has studied this topic closely. Dr. Christiane Nyhsen, from the Sunderland Royal Hospital in the U.K., provides an update and urges everybody to pay more attention to good practices in ultrasound.
Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? February 24, 2017 -- Ultrasound may be highly accurate for diagnosing pediatric appendicitis, but how does it perform for differentiating between perforated and nonperforated cases? Not very well, and that can pose a challenge when considering treatment options, according to research published in the March issue of Radiology.
How should small papillary thyroid cancers be treated? February 14, 2017 -- Patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer up to 1.5 cm in size can be safely managed by active surveillance, avoiding unnecessary surgery and any associated expense and potential complications, according to research published online in Thyroid.
Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism February 8, 2017 -- Adding lung and venous ultrasound into the diagnostic process for pulmonary embolism can yield improved sensitivity and specificity, obviating the need for CT pulmonary angiography in many cases, according to research that will be published in the March issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options February 2, 2017 -- Ultrasound may be able to differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis, potentially helping physicians decide whether to proceed directly to an appendectomy or try antibiotics first, according to research published in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield January 31, 2017 -- It's standard practice to perform imaging surveillance of thyroid nodules found to be benign on biopsy. But this follow-up is expensive and only rarely leads to the detection of thyroid cancer, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients January 25, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is a safe and likely cost-effective imaging option for pediatric patients, often obviating the need for MRI and CT, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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